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Celebrities With DUIWhile we often hold celebrities in high regard, in reality, they are everyday individuals like all of us.

However, in some cases, their fame and unusual lifestyle create unique challenges that can result in bad decisions that harm or kill others, sometimes through alcohol-related accidents.

Some celebrities have been filed guilty of drug charges, driving under the influence, THC-impaired, manslaughter, financial problems, and tax evasion that make headlines. Below is a list of 15 Famous individuals who work with others in alcohol-related accidents.

Amy Locane

In 2010, law enforcement took Amy in custody after she drove her vehicle into another car, killed a 60-year-old woman, and critically injured her husband. After being convicted of vehicular manslaughter, the judge sentenced the former “Melrose Place” actress to three years in prison.

Ted Kennedy

In 1969, Ted Kennedy, brother of President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy, drove his vehicle off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts with Mary Jo Kopechne in the car that plummeted into the water.

Although Ted could swim to shore, Mary Jo died inside the vehicle from the alcohol-related accident. After fleeing the scene, Kennedy waited nearly half a day before calling the police to report what happened. He pled guilty to leaving the accident scene.

Michelle Rodriguez

In 2003, law enforcement arrested and charged Michelle with driving under the influence of alcohol and a hit-and-run. Rodriguez spent 48 hours in jail and was sentenced to performing community service and a morgue in New York City, undergoing 90 days of alcohol treatment and receiving probation for three years.

Two years later, law enforcement caught Michelle drunk driving in Hawaii while filming the popular ABC series Lost. Because the second DUI arrest violated her probation, Michelle was ordered to spend 60 days in jail. However, because of overcrowded conditions at the prison, she spent less than one day in incarceration.

Christina Aguilera

In 2011, law enforcement in West Hollywood arrested Christina for public intoxication and her boyfriend for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Justin Bieber

In 2014, law enforcement arrested and charged Justin for driving under the influence while drag racing in Miami, Florida.

Investigators found that Justin was not only drunk behind the wheel but had just smoked weed and taken Xanax, an antianxiety medication. This was not Bieber’s first arrest for DUI, nor would it be the last.

Keith Moon

Famous drummer Keith Moon for the band Who struck a pedestrian, his friend Neil Boland, in January 1970 after leaving a pub. He said he did not see his friend standing in the road.

Law enforcement arrested and charged Moon for the death of his friend, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving without insurance or license, leading to a fatal alcohol-related accident.

William S Burroughs

In 1951, Burroughs shot and killed his wife after spending the evening drinking alcohol. William claims that the two were playing a game where he pointed a gun at his wife to shoot an Apple off her head. Law enforcement did not charge William with murder.

Vince Neil

In 1984, the lead singer for Motley Cru, Vince Neil, caused an alcohol-related accident that claimed the life of his friend Nicholas Dangles. Law enforcement charged events with driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular manslaughter. Neil served twenty days in jail after pleading guilty.

Lane Garrison

In 2007, law enforcement charged a claim with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence after tests revealed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.15%, nearly twice the legal limit. The judge sentenced Garrison to three years in prison but was released in 2009 to an alcohol and an alcohol and drug rehabilitation course.

Fatty Arbuckle

In 1951, law enforcement arrested Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle with manslaughter involving Virginia Rappe after she was found with severe injuries after she drank alcohol that likely caused chronic cystitis to become agitated.

Virginia died later of a ruptured bladder. Investigators concluded that Roscoe had raped Virginia, and his excess weight caused injury to her organs. The first two trials ended in a mistrial, and the third trial found Arbuckle not guilty.

Lindsay Lohan

In 2007, enforcement officers arrested Lindsay for driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, fleeing the scene of an alcohol-related accident, and possessing narcotics.

Amanda Bynes

In 2012, law enforcement officers arrested Amanda and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol after she collided with a police car. The state suspended her license until 2014, when she was arrested again for DUI.

Brad Pitt

In 2016, the news reported that the famous actor lunged toward his 15-year-old son while flying on a private jet with the family. Some reports claim that the son attempted to intervene between his parents to stop an argument.

Some witnesses told authorities Brad had been drinking when the domestic event occurred. The FBI was investigating the incident that happened in the air.

Ant McPartlin

McPartlin caused an alcohol-related accident that injured a family with a four-year-old daughter. After the incident, law enforcement arrested the United Kingdom television presenter and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Jake T. Austin

In 2013, “Wizards of Waverly Place” Jake Austin fled the scene of an accident after his vehicle struck three parked cars. Immediately after the hit-and-run, witnesses say Jake through a bottle of vodka out the car window.

Law enforcement arrested Austin hours later for driving under the influence though there was insufficient evidence to prove that Jake was drunk when the alcohol-related accident occurred.

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